Our CEO, Kadiatou F. Sidibe, and board of director member, Aissata Traore are in Bamako, Mali. ACFA-Mali’s children will be having their first Christmas. Though aged from 5 to 8, these children have never known any Christmas!! Thanks to your support they will this year. When I showed them a picture of Santa Claus and asked them what it was, I received the answer: “it’s an alien midget”. This week, they learned their Christmas and holiday seasons songs and are ready to celebrate Christmas, and new year 2011. Thank you for your generous support!
For the past several months, changes have occurred in the lives of our children: shelter, education, health care, and nutrition are all part of these changes.
In addition to regularily attending school, our children have been enrolled in after school extra educational curriculum activities: Math, French, Geography, etc... Additionally, they are taking English classes, and are enrolled in basketball practices. This week we are negotiating with the World Taekwondo Champion’s (Daba Modibo Keita) Office to enroll the children to take classes in Taekwondo.
The children have dreams:
1. Little Saleh wants to be a police officer;
2. Korotoumou wants to be a TV reporter
3. Fouseini wants to work at the Congress
4. Alassane Diallo wants to be an Immigration Officer
5. Adama and Alassane Traore want to be telecommunication technicians
6. And more.
We got these children from the street not too long ago, where they were begging for food and money, with no hope for education at all. Thanks to your continued support, only 2 months later they have dreams. Please continue helping us support them, and give them a way to achieve those dreams. Thank you.
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